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Restoring your registry

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morpheus2k

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#1
Hey Folks,
With Dealers other post about "tweaks" we like, and most of those being registry hacks, how about a brief description of how to restore one's registry from a previous saved copy.

I just spent 5 minutes going through old threads, and while I got a lot of returns for "restoring registry", I couldn't seem to find it. I wanted to print it out so IF I need it, I have it to hand.

Which would be wise for all of us "newbies" to do, just in case...
 
#2
The easiest way to restore a registry if you haven't fubared it so bad that you don't have access to regedit is to just open regedit...make sure you have all keys closed and just have my computer selected. Then chose to export and save the file (it will take a min)

then next time you goto regedit you can just import the old registry but make sure you have all apps closed and such (this includes explorer.exe. kill explorer in task manager, then run regedit this way no keys should be open so everything is brought in)

if you have fubared it to the point of no regedit there are utilitys in our download section to backup and restore your registry :)
 

Perris Calderon

Moderator
Staff member
Political User
#3
Originally posted by Qumahlin
The easiest way to restore a registry if you haven't fubared it in)

if you have fubared it to the point of no regedit there are utilitys in our download section to backup and restore your registry :)

well qumahlin, you have obviously not been paying much attention, the correct word, in this situation is not "fubar", the correct word is clearly "fujismed"....I'm surprised you're spell checker didn't catch this
 
A

allan

Guest
#4
To restore your registry go to Start / Programs / Accessories / System Tools / System Restore and restore a saved registry from a prior date.
 

Perris Calderon

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Staff member
Political User
#5
Originally posted by allan
To restore your registry go to Start / Programs / Accessories / System Tools / System Restore and restore a saved registry from a prior date.

or use a very cool, and convenient system restore shortcut right on your desktop...

right click anywhere on the desktop, hit new, hit shortcut,...paste the following in the target;

%SystemRoot%\System32\restore\rstrui.exe


name it whatever you want, and voiala...fastest fasion into system restore

I might as well re post the registry shorcut too, if you're going in the registry often, you can put the registry on your desktop too, the target is;


C:\WINDOWS\regedit.exe
 
#6
I've never used system restore enough to know if it allows you to restore just a registry? as far as I know system restore when done affects a helluva lot more then the reg..but maybe i'm wrong
 

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